The Leonard Litz Foundation accepts grant applications on a rolling basis. Our grant review team generally reviews new applications within four to six weeks, and, if approved, funds will be disbursed two to four weeks later. Our Trustees are thrilled to learn more about you, your organization, and your work, and will often offer questions or suggestions aimed primarily at maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of any funding. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with our mission and funding priorities to make sure that your application is as closely aligned with our goals as possible. In cases where our goals may not be aligned, we are happy to recommend other funding sources that may be more applicable. While we appreciate that it may be necessary to add to or augment existing staff and/or physical space in order to implement the program or service you are seeking funding for, we are partial to proposals that are specific and finite.
Grant applications that can directly link a specific funding request to a substantiated need will be give stronger consideration.
PHASE 1: Submit a grant proposal
The first step is to complete a grant proposal using our website’s grant proposal form. The application should provide a full description of your organization, the work being proposed, the funding required, and how the funding will be used to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people. Be sure to upload all the requested documents.
PHASE 2: Review of grant proposals
The grant review team will do an initial review of your grant proposal to make sure it aligns with the Foundation’s mission. If it does not qualify for any reason, we may recommend you seek funding from another source more closely aligned with the work being done by your organization. After an initial review, we will reach out to you to learn more about your work and the specific program or service for which funding is being requested. The grant review team will look over every grant proposal in detail, with special consideration given to understanding what metrics will be used to measure success in improving the lives of LGBTQ+ people.
PHASE 3: Final Decisions
The grant proposal will be dispositioned one of many ways:
- Approve the grant proposal. You will receive follow-up communication with the details of your grant award and next steps, including how the funding will be disbursed.
- Recommend changes or require further information. After we discuss your proposal in more detail, we may recommend small tweaks or adjustments to help maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of any funding. If necessary, we may request additional documentation.
- Recommend you seek funding from another source more closely aligned with the work being done by your organization.